Paonia sinkhole blocks Hwy 133 and kills Paonia economy
A sinkhole caused by a culvert failure on Highway 133 blocks Paonia from Roaring Fork Valley and drives away desperately needed tourists to keep local businesses afloat.
You Have to See this Montrose Home – It Belongs in a Snow Globe!
Snow globes are fun. With the kind of traditional snow globe you see every holiday season, you can essentially have an entire world in the palm of your hand, to do with as you please. Better still, if you feel like being a less-than-pious deity, you can shake the thing up, and watch the snowfall. You know: let the imaginary people know you've been there.
Delta Health Hosts 13th Annual Western Slope Trauma Conference
Delta Health hosted the 13th Annual Western Slope Trauma Conference on May 4 and May 5 to provide vital knowledge and skills for emergency service providers in Colorado. The conference allows our community and regional partners access to learn about different educational topics primary trauma related. The first day focused on Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers and the second day focused on inpatient providers such as Doctors, Nurses, Techs and Surgeons.
Montrose airport officials give an update on renovation and expansion project
MONTROSE, Colo. (KJCT) - If you’ve been to the Montrose airport recently you probably noticed major construction. Passengers can expect cones, cords, and fencing surrounding areas like drop-off and pick-up lanes. While inside they can expect blocked off areas, and the sounds of saws and hammers. So, when can you expect the construction headaches to be finished. Officials said most of the renovations will be done by December 2023 and construction will be completely done in Summer 2024.
Montrose County developing new plan for wildfires
MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT) - Montrose County is working with environmental consultants to update the Critical Wildfire Watershed Protection Plan. The plan will identify wildfire danger around communities, nearby landscapes, and local watersheds. Recommendations will be made for reducing flammable vegetation away from buildings. The plan will also make recommendations...
Another day of overcast skies with mountain storms
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - River Levels:. Thursday at 5 am, the current river level is 6.94 feet. River levels are still rising and will reach 8.11 feet by next Wednesday. After that, river levels will rise and fall throughout the week into the start of next week. Throughout our...
Rivers running dangerously high in Delta County
DELTA COUNTY, Colo. (KJCT) - Delta County officials are urging everyone to exercise extra caution around streams and rivers for the next few weeks. Rivers are running high and fast as spring snowmelt flows off the mountains, contributing to road closures, sink holes, and flooding. Damage could continue as Colorado’s higher-than-average snowfall continues to melt.
KVNF Regional Newscast: June 1, 2023
The new Chipeta signal in Montrose went live on Wednesday. Per a previous Montrose Daily Press report, the long-anticipated traffic signal at Chipeta Road and Highway 550 is a response to increased traffic volumes over the years at the intersection. A 2020 traffic study cited in an October 2021 traffic analysis report pointed to the need for a traffic signal under the existing volumes. CDOT will monitor the signal for the next several days to make any necessary adjustments to the timing. Motorists are asked to use caution while adjusting to the new traffic pattern in the area. While Montrose County and the City of Montrose are both stakeholders in the intersection, CDOT owns the U.S. 550 right-of-way and serves as the primary permitting agency.
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Traffic Alert: Chipeta Highway 550 Signal Live Today
Traffic Alert: Chipeta Highway 550 Signal Live Today. Montrose, CO— Beginning May 31, the newly constructed traffic signal at Chipeta Road and Highway 550 will be active. Colorado Department of Transportation will monitor the signal for the next several days to make adjustments to the timing as needed. Motorists are asked to use caution while adjusting to the new traffic pattern in the area. Montrose County and the City of Montrose would like to thank the public for its support and patience throughout this project.
KVNF Regional Newscast: May 30, 2023
Prep work is on pace for placing a temporary bridge over the sinkhole on the Colorado 133 roadway, according to CDOT. Crews are working on the engineering of the temporary bridge for commuters traveling between Paonia and Carbondale. This process usually takes up to four months, but crews are expediting due to the emergency need for a temporary bridge as soon as possible. As of last week, Delta County Commissioner says there’s challenges with water level inconsistencies.
The top 10 places people in Mesa County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Mesa County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
Another quiet Tuesday with changes arriving on Wednesday
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - River Levels: Our river level trends have remained the same, with Plateau Creek still being the area of concern. Levels will continue to rise for the Plateau Creek near Cameo. Plateau Creek near Cameo. As of Tuesday at 5 am, the current river level is...
[VIDEO] Vehicle fire on I-70 spreads to surrounding brush
Firefighting crews are working to extinguish a brush fire just off of I-70 near Palisade. According to a Facebook post from the Palisade Fire Department, the blaze started as a vehicle fire at Exit 47, before spreading to surrounding brush. Crews from Clifton Fire, DeBeque Fire, East Orchard Mesa Fire,...
The Town of Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission Seeks Interested Parties to Fill a Three Year Term on the Commission
The Town of Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission seeks interested parties to fill a three year term on the Commission. The Planning Commission is responsible for overseeing the Town’s Master Plan (a 2023/2024 Master Plan updated is planned) and overseeing land use development applications and projects. Potential candidates must be a resident of the Town of Cedaredge. Desired qualifications including either a working knowledge and understanding of land use planning, experience in land use planning, or knowledge of the Town’s Land Use Codes. Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest to Town Administrator Kami Collins no later than Friday, June 2 at noon by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; mailing to PO Box 398 Cedaredge CO 81413; or in person at Town Hall, 235 W Main Street, Cedaredge. Please detail qualifications in a letter of interest. For more information please call 970-856-3123 ext. 112.
Local businesses in wine country suffering after roadway closed due to sinkhole
Highway 133 leading into the North Fork Valley has been closed since late April due to a sinkhole in the middle of the road, and now it's affecting local businesses revenue.
Second Chance: Summer Hikes With Your Best Friend & Updates!
Second Chance Humane Society’s Animal Resource Center (SCHS) and Thrift Shops have been serving San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose Counties since 1994. The shelter is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 11am – 5:30 pm. Community veterinary services are available by appointment. View shelter pets and services...
Delta Colorado Grain Silo ‘OMG’ AirBNB Is A-OK
A converted grain silo in Delta, Colorado has made the coveted list of "OMG" rentals at Airbnb. Are you ready for something a little different?. When was the last time you spent the night in a converted grain silo? It's something everyone should do at some point in their lives. This one is available, affordable, and just down the road in Western Colorado.
Free Shuttle for Workers
CDOT is providing free shuttle service for people needing to commute across the closure from Paonia to Carbondale. The shuttles leave at 5am, 6am and 7am from Paonia K8 where parking is available. They arrive at the Carbondale Park & Ride where public transportation can be obtained to other destinations. Shuttles leave the Carbondale Park & Ride at 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm to return to Paonia. This is a wonderful service offered free to the residents of the area. Please take advantage of it. Call 970-279-3309 for more information or visit the Town of Paonia’s website at https://townofpaonia.colorado.gov/sites/townofpaonia/files/documents/May%2023%20-%20June%202%20Flyer%20-%20CDOT%20free%20shuttle%20service%20CO%20133.pdf.
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